Richard Martin

2016 cohort, Case Western Reserve University
Richard Martin, DNP, MBA, RN, CFP, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is developing a program of research focused on the interface of care planning and financial planning in the lives of aging families. Using principles gleaned from behavioral economics and decision science, he is exploring surrogate/proxy decision-making for patients with potential need for long term care. His dissertation proposal will examine the role of dual-process heuristic accuracy and bias, emotional regulation, and post-discharge financial threat on decisional conflict and long term care choices following inpatient skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

Martin first earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from John Carroll University, and then a Doctor of Nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Business Administration (as a Commonwealth Fund Executive Nurse Fellow) from Case Western Reserve University. He earned a Certificate in Financial Planning from New York University. He has had the opportunity for additional post graduate study in health economics and the psychology of adult development and aging.

Martin has been privileged to serve in clinical, research, and advocacy roles focused on the lives of frail older adults and their families. He has served as an Advanced Clinical Nurse in geriatric assessment and behavioral neurology clinics, and as Assistant Director for Research Operations of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. He has served as the Executive Director of the Long Term Care Ombudsman, Ohio’s largest long term care advocacy agency. He has provided direct service and community education to older clients and their families as a Certified Financial Planner™ and CEO of the Center for Eldercare Finance in Cleveland.

Richard lives in Cleveland, OH.